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Online, find more information and links to other resources about Rachel Carson and her works, ideas and impact.
HUUmanists is the web page of the Unitarian Universalist humanist group.
Online, read the article "Reason and reverence" by William R. Murry, in the Winter 2006 UU World. It gives short introductions to humanism and religious naturalism as well as a vision of the application of both philosophies.
The book Humanism, What's That? A Book for Curious Kids by Unitarian Universalist Helen Bennett (Prometheus, 2005) provides age-appropriate explanations of humanism and humanistic values. It presents some central theological debates in accessible language. Former UUA president Rev. William G. Sinkford commented, "This small volume holds out the hope and openness of Humanism in a form that can help young people confront Fundamentalist approaches to religion with confidence... [it] embodies the values which are central to my faith and is a wonderful addition to our ministry of liberal religious education." The scripted format of Humanism, What's That? might make it appealing to incorporate into a Riddle and Mystery WCUU broadcast segment.
Humanism beyond Unitarian Universalism
The American Humanist Association is a voice for humanism in the U.S. The organization's home page reads, in part:
"Bordered on one side by the transcendental views of traditional religions and mythologies and on the other by atheism and secularism, the values we hold are grounded in the philosophy of the Enlightenment, informed by scientific knowledge, and driven by a desire to meet the needs of people in the here and now."
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